Toyota Way

28 August 2020

Principle 14: Become a learning organization through relentless reflection (Hansei) and continuous improvement (Kaizen)

“We view errors as opportunities for learning. Rather than blaming individuals, the organization takes corrective actions and distributes knowledge about each experience broadly. Learning is a […]
28 August 2020

Principle 13: Make decisions slowly by consensus, thoroughly considering all options; implement rapidly (Nemawashi)

“If you’ve got a project that is supposed to be fully implemented in a year, it seems to me that the typical American company will spend […]
28 August 2020

Principle 12: Go and see for yourself to thoroughly understand the situation (Genchi Genbutsu)

“Observe the production floor without preconceptions and with a blank mind. Repeat “why” five times to every matter. “ Taiichi Ohno (as quoted in The Toyota […]
28 August 2020

Principle 11: Respect your extended network of partners and suppliers by challenging them and helping them improve

Toyota is more hands-on and more driven to improving their own systems and then showing how that improves you…. Toyota will do things like level their […]
28 August 2020

Principle 10: Develop exceptional people and teams who follow your company´s philosophy

“Respect for people and constant challenging to do better—are these contradictory? Respect for people means respect for the mind and capability. You do not expect them […]
28 August 2020

Principle 9: Grow leaders who thoroughly understand the work, live the philosophy, and teach it to others

“Until senior management gets their egos out of the way and goes to the whole team and leads them all together … senior management will continue […]
28 August 2020

Principle 8: Use only reliable, thoroughly tested technology that serves your people and processes

“Society has reached the point where one can push a button and be immediately deluged with technical and managerial information. This is all very convenient, of […]
27 August 2020

Principle 7: Use visual control so no problems are hidden

“Mr. Ohno was passionate about TPS. He said you must clean up everything so you can see problems. He would complain if he could not look […]
27 August 2020

Principle 6: Standardized tasks and processes are the foundation for continuous improvement and employee empowerment.

Standard work sheets and the information contained in them are important elements of the Toyota Production System. For a production person to be able to write […]